The Movement

There is a growing movement of organisations who recognise that in order to move the needle of transformation, a joint effort is required by those seeking to escape poverty and the organisations that support them in their efforts.

 

Poverty Stoplight is a practical methodology and self-evaluation, visual survey tool that allows families to self-diagnose their level of poverty and quality of life as a first step in developing a personalised strategy to permanently eradicate poverty from their lives.

 

For support organisations, it is an approach used to measure aspects of multi-dimensional poverty in the families of the beneficiaries, clients and employees whom they serve and work with so that they can target, prioritise and develop initiatives that speak to real needs on the ground.

The Movement

There is a growing movement of organisations who recognise that in order to move the needle of transformation, a joint effort is required by those seeking to escape poverty and the organisations that support them in their efforts.

Poverty Stoplight is a practical methodology and self-evaluation, visual survey tool that allows families to self-diagnose their level of poverty and quality of life as a first step in developing a personalised strategy to permanently eradicate poverty from their lives.

For support organisations, it is an approach used to measure aspects of multi-dimensional poverty in the families of the beneficiaries, clients and employees whom they serve and work with so that they can target, prioritise and develop initiatives that speak to real needs on the ground.

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Collaboration Partners

Poverty Stoplight Office SA

Poverty Stoplight Office SA

Service Provider

In response to a demand from organisations wanting to use the Poverty Stoplight approach, the Poverty Stoplight Office has been set up as a non-profit company (NPC), in collaboration with the founder, to provide a platform and service that will support the use of this methodology and metric in South Africa.

Laura Bergh is the Chief Enabler and the PS Office is currently based in Cape Town with a fast-growing national footprint.

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Fundación Paraguaya

Fundación Paraguaya

Founder

Poverty Stoplight was founded by Martin Burt and his team at Fundación Paraguaya, a sustainable NGO specialising in micro-credit and micro-financing in Paraguay.  Since its inception in 1985, Fundación Paraguaya has spearheaded innovative micro-finance practices and entrepreneurship in Paraguay and is achieving huge success with poverty eradication. They are responsible for developing the methodology and technology for the Poverty Stoplight approach.

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The Clothing Bank

The Clothing Bank

Social Enterprise

The Clothing Bank supports self-employment as a solution to the structural unemployment problems that are faced by women living in low-income areas in South Africa. The Clothing Bank has been the experimental launch programme for the Poverty Stoplight approach – gathering data, measuring results and tracking the success of the women on their programme. They are a VIP partner of the PS Office.

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